The United States is home to more than 2 million women veterans—and this number is on the rise. In 2000, women veterans made up just four percent of the veteran population, but that figure is predicted to make a dramatic leap to 18 percent by 2040, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Making Their Mark
Connection and Communication – A County’s Journey to Greatness
Red Deer County, Alberta
With a population of almost 20,000 (and growing), Red Deer County offers a unique composition of urban and rural, village and country, industry and agriculture. The region pays homage to its existing industries and its agricultural foundation while keeping its sights set on the future.
Arizona’s Expansive Frontier
Maricopa Economic Development Alliance
Maricopa, Arizona is enjoying remarkable growth as newcomers are drawn to the community’s economic opportunity, exceptional diversity, quality of life, and affordability, which make the city an attractive alternative to nearby Phoenix. Since 2000, Maricopa’s population has skyrocketed from approximately 1,200 people to 75,000. Just two decades ago, “We were nothing but farmland,” says Christian Price, the former Maricopa mayor and current President and CEO of the Maricopa Economic Development Alliance (MEDA).
Proof that Building on Experience Builds Trust
Construction is an ever-changing industry, and the businesses that not only survive but also thrive have the willingness to adapt. British Columbia-based Island West Coast Developments Ltd. (IWCD) is one of those companies.
Customer Care in Changing Times
ASI, A Division of Thermal Technologies
Taking great pride in workmanship is a top priority for ASI, a company with more than 35 years of experience in specialized drying, curing, and cooling solutions for both the U.S. and overseas.
Celebrating a Decade of People-Led Success
Vector Controls and Automation Group
Vector Controls and Automation Group (Vector CAG) is an established representative, distributor, service and solution partner for several manufacturers. The company was born on March 6, 2013 from a concept that took two years to fully realize after President and Managing Partner Jared Boudreaux, having worked for Endress+Hauser, working with their leadership and consultants to consolidate representatives in the market and geography.
Supporting Women in IT
Universal Technologies is a woman-owned IT consulting firm focused on servicing the government sector, primarily in New York City. The company provides projects, personnel, and solutions to deliver well-designed, well-managed, secure, and stable infrastructure and computing environments. This wide range of services and products covers everything from individual jobs to enterprise-wide solutions.
Keeping Canada Clean—and Canadians Safe—Since 1908
Dustbane Products Ltd. of Ottawa, Ontario, a leading Canadian manufacturer of products and solutions for the janitorial and sanitation industry, is giving its support to ISSA Hygieia Network, designed to help women advance in the cleaning industry…
Promoting Aquaculture with Advocacy and Action
The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association
The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA) has been keeping busy with advocacy, public education, and conferences, among other activities, since Resource in Focus last profiled the organization in May of 2022. The ACFFA, which represents Atlantic Canada’s salmon farming sector, has also been enjoying the transition “back to a normal work environment,” now that the worst of COVID is hopefully over, says Executive Director Susan Farquharson.
Aquaponics Solutions for a Better Fishery Industry
Alberta Aquaculture Association
The Alberta Aquaculture Association is dedicated to promoting aquaculture and its related practices in Western Canada. The association has been promoting environmentally friendly technologies, like aquaponics, to produce fish. Aquaponics is an integrated food production method that combines aquaculture (breeding and raising fish in a farm-like ecosystem) and hydroponics (cultivating plant life without soil, using water-based nutrients).
Positive Change for Women in the Workplace
In a world of changing social dynamics, equity is occupying prime time attention on the human resources agendas of most forward-thinking employers. Defined by Cambridge Dictionary as “a situation in which everyone is treated fairly according to their needs and no group of people is given special treatment,” #EmbraceEquity is this year’s very appropriate hashtag—and theme—for International Women’s Day on March 8th, this year.
Finding Success With Family Values
Arpi’s Industries Ltd.
Sixty years after its creation, Arpi’s Industries Ltd. remains true to the vision of its founder, Arpad “Arpi” Berdin.
Conviction, Confidence, Creativity
Being the Change You Want to See
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
From the Ocean to Your Plate
For 30 years, Kildare Fisheries of Kildare, PEI has been laser-focused on getting top-quality seafood, including pasteurized Jonah crab and lobster, under the Kildare Princess brand, to Global markets.
Doing the Right Thing
Bell and Howell
Technology-enabled field services company Bell and Howell services a wide range of automation equipment for multiple original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and markets across North America. We spoke to the company a year ago, reporting on how the Durham, North Carolina-based business helps customers increase efficiency and reduce operational costs through its comprehensive solutions in retail, grocery, pharmacy click-and-collect, automation, and production mail. This month, we sat down with senior executive and grocery commerce expert James Hermanowski to learn more about the company’s work to fight food insecurity through food bank technology.
Helping Manufacturers Manufacture Better
Design Systems Canada, Ltd.
When it comes to manufacturing engineering across North America, Design Systems defines excellence. While many manufacturers believe they have what it takes to self-engineer their process solutions, these industry experts understand just how much skill and knowledge of a specialized sort it takes to get manufacturing processes right.
Big Area, Big Advantages, Big Ambitions
Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority
To be successful in business takes vision, drive and of course, the right location.
Laying the Groundwork for the Future
City of Craig, Colorado
Nestled among canyons, rivers, and forests, Craig, Colorado, is a nature lover’s dream. “We have so many natural amenities to offer,” says Economic Development Manager Shannon Scott.
Where People and Businesses Grow Together
Town of Windsor, Colorado
Although the Town of Windsor, Colorado was not immune to the COVID virus, its economy found a way not only to survive but thrive in the face of it.
This Gas and Diesel Downstream Wholesaler Goes Upstream and Electric
Hightowers Petroleum Company
There have been some major developments since Hightowers Petroleum Company (HPC), a prominent gas and diesel wholesaler based in Middletown, Ohio, was profiled in April 2021 in Resource in Focus magazine. This leading, family-owned, African American business has expanded into new markets and has ambitions of becoming a billion-dollar company.
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